Bass Lessons Online How do I improve? A quick but effective overview…

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Bass Blog | 0 comments

The subject of what to practice on bass is overwhelming in the number of posts and Youtube videos that are being paraded on the internet. Many times the content offers so little! I have at times ” deprogrammed” new students who had accepted ( because they didn’t know better) unworkable methods that were not grounded in music content. Learning music informs your art of playing at minimum and enables you to be competitive to ” earn in the real world”. Why do we accept that a lawyer would get applied knowledge in order to earn his fee, but not have the same standard for a young or perhaps not so young bassist wanting to learn his craft to satisfy the requirements of the music.

Practicing musical information is not supposed to be emotional, you are regarding musical facts that you need to know, play and hear in order to play your ideas and the ideas of others in a method of communication that has been in use for hundreds of years regardless of the style being played. Small wonder that the bassist is confused and not getting good quality methods based on the language and craft of music.

The web has brought a wealth of information, both correct and incorrect, in our homes. As I am fond of telling my students in regards to practicing: ” The only bad mistake is the one you didn’t realize that you made”….studying music gives us how and why of practice and how to correct mistakes. Become a better musician getting quality instruction and applying yourself..

I’ve had the great pleasure of ” pouring in” to students who earn that title and some of gone on to be wonderful and successful bass musicians in their own right. All of them learn craft and music and can fit the requirement of the gig…and they all play their own way in expressing their art. However, they function well in whatever musical environment they are in.

Contact me if you want to hear more about learning Craft to inform your art and compete ”Real World, Real Deal”…. sadtyler@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

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